JV Knights shut down MACCRAY Wolverines 40-0

September 14, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR junior varsity played the MACCRAY Wol­verines last Monday in a little football action. The Knights would come away with a well-earned 40-0 victory.
The Knights scored three touchdowns in the first half…

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Mini Knights program kicks off

September 14, 2017

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Mini Knight Ava Guida was congratulated by the Knights before Thursday’s game.

St. Dionysius Fall Festival

September 14, 2017

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Lots of baked goods and garden produce were available at the event.

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Civics Building Citizenship class

September 14, 2017

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Last week Andrea Lingen spoke to students in 7th grade Civics Building Citizenship class, taught by Jackie Hess at RTR Middle School.

By Mark Wilmes
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RTR Middle School So­cial Studies teacher Jackie Hess is offering a Civics Building Citizenship class for 7th graders this school year. Hess, in her first year of teaching in the RTR dis­trict, said she will be in­viting various community speakers to come and talk to the class.
“We are calling it coffee with the community,” Hess said.

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Sixteen youth represent Lincoln County at the State Fair

September 14, 2017

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Katie Landrus received the only purple ribbon in the non-livestock judging at the Minnesota State Fair for Lincoln County this year. She received it in the Fine Arts. She is from the Ivanhoe Greenleaf 4-H Club.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

According to a news re­lease from the University of Minnesota Extension, 4-H members from 86 counties and two tribal nations presented more than 2,600 projects, de­livered 175 presentations to the public, and partici­pated in a wide variety of group learning experienc­es and performances dur­ing the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. Lincoln County had 16 members present­ing in the following non-livestock areas:
Foods and Nutrition – Food Preservation—Alli­son Citterman and Jack­son Lacek of the Ivanhoe Greenleaf Club received a blue…

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Karen Spiczka

September 14, 2017

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Memorial Mass of Chris­tian Burial for Karen Spic­zka, age 70 of Tyler, was Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m. at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Memorial visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was in St. Dionysius Cemetery.
She died Tuesday, Sept. 5 at her rural Tyler home.
Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Karen Kae Spiczka was born Oct. 11, 1946 to Mel­vin and Mildred (Parmely) Bitterman in Miller, South Dakota. She grew up in the communities of Miller and Rapid City, South Da­kota and graduated from Sunshine Bible Academy in 1964. On Feb. 13, 1965 Karen married Francis ‘Frank’ Spiczka at the Ca­thedral of Our Lady of Per­petual Help in Rapid City.Their union was blessed with four children and 51 years of life together.Following their marriage they lived in Minneapo­lis and Lake Andes, South Dakota until they moved to Tyler in 1967. In 1972 they moved to their farm in Section 32 of Marsh­field Township west of Ty­ler. Over the years Karen cared for the family and worked for the U.S. Postal Service and in the Lincoln County Extension Office. Karen remained on the farm after Frank died April 10, 2016.In 2016 she was diagnosed with cancer. On Tuesday, Sept. 5 Karen died peacefully at home with family in attendance, about one month before her 71st birthday.
Karen was a member of St. Dionysius Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She en­joyed helping people and had served as a foster par­ent. She liked doing word finds and puzzles, paint­ing, crafts, and practicing aromatherapy. She espe­cially enjoyed her time with the family.
Karen is lovingly re­membered by her chil­dren—Carol Alexander of Tyler, Ruth (Matt) Pearson of Front Royal, Virginia, Brenda Brown of Spearfish, South Dakota, and Stanley (Sandi) Spiczka of Cam­den, South Carolina; six grandchildren— Michael Schroer, Jeremy Schroer, Kyle Wesslink, Madeline Pearson, Abigail Pearson and Serena Zufall; one great-grandchild, Cadyn; her mother Mildred Engel of Yankton, South Dakota; step-father Lowel Engel of Blackhawk, South Da­kota; her siblings—Randy (Mary) Bitterman, Rhon­da (Randy) Groneberg, Pam (Don) Jones, Robby (Lonny) Drown, Denise (Ron) Wing, Luane (Rob­ert) Vanderberg, and Craig (Annette) Engel; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Francis, her grandson Nicholas, her father Mel­vin, and many close friends and relatives who she kept close to her heart and con­sidered family.
Blessed be her memory.

Molly Nielsen

September 14, 2017

Sept. 6, 2017 – Sept. 6, 2017

Molly Harbor Nielsen was born at the Brookings Hospital and will be lov­ingly remembered by her parents, Dayna and Tyson Nielsen of Arco.
Services are private.
Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel.

Nola Olson

September 14, 2017

Jan. 31, 1937 – Aug. 31, 2017

Nola Joy Olson was born Jan. 31, 1937 in Tyler to Harry and Agnes Johnson of rural Arco, and passed away Aug. 31 in Andover.
Joy was her middle name, but also a great de­scription of her personal­ity. She and her parents moved to rural Tyler in 1940 and lived there with her sisters Audrey and Carol and her brother Rol­land until graduation from Tyler High School in 1954. She had four children— Terry, Vicki, Randy and Robin, seven stepchildren, and two adopted children from Viet Nam, 11 grand­children, three great-grandchildren, and sev­eral step-grandchildren. Through the years she lived in Minneapolis, Kan­sas City, New York state, St. Paul, Rapid City, California, Utah, and Nevada before returning to Minnesota in 1986. Nola loved music, singing and playing both piano and cornet, and was a gifted secretary/admin­istrative assistant.
She is survived by her siblings, children, grand­children, cousins and many friends, and will be greatly missed by all.
Services are pending.

Benefit planned for Mike Sperl

September 7, 2017

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Heather and Mike Sperl with granddaughter Alieah.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler Fire Department is sponsoring a benefit for fireman Mike Sperl of Tyler on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Kronborg Inn. The TFD will sponsor two bean bag tournaments while Danebod Lutheran Church will provide a bounce house and kids’ games for the younger people. The first bean bag tournament will be an open tournament with prizes. There will be a $20-per-team entry fee with registration beginning at noon for a 1 p.m. start. The second tournament will involve area fire departments with an opportunity to wager on your favorite team.

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High school skills in the real world

September 7, 2017

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Tribute advertising manager Amber Casperson is pictured speaking to Robyn Lampert’s English class at RTR High School on Thursday.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
While planning for her English 11 and English 12 courses this summer, RTR teacher Robyn Lampert was contemplating how to help her students connect what they are learning in the classroom with the real world that awaits them.
In August, she attended a four-day Technology Integration Workshop through BestPrep in Minneapolis. The non-profit organization’s mission is to “prepare students with business, career and financial literacy skills through hands-on experiences that inspire success in work and life.”

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